SALTON CITY — An unidentified woman, possibly an undocumented immigrant, was killed in a single-vehicle accident near here on Highway 86 Friday afternoon.
As of presstime Saturday, the Hispanic woman thought to be in her 40s, was listed as a Jane Doe when no identification was found with her personal effects, Imperial County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Coroner Sgt. Rick Macken said.
The woman's autopsy was conducted Saturday afternoon. According to Macken she likely died from head and chest trauma sustained in the accident.
The accident occurred around noon when Ronald Helm, 37, of San Marcos, for unknown reasons, allowed the sport-utility vehicle he was driving north on Highway 86 near South Marina Drive to drift off the roadway, states a press release from the California Highway Patrol.